Submitted by Leon_O_Quinn 971d ago | opinion piece

Why did Super Mario Galaxy 2 get so much praise?

It’s no surprise that, not too long after one of the biggest Wii success stories, a sequel is revealed and released. The first game did so much in terms of unique game mechanics and changing how people think about a 3D platformer should play like. Some say it was the perfect 3D Mario game. So, what can go wrong in the sequel? (Nintendo, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Tag Invalid, Wii)

ps360wiihdera  +   971d ago
Super Mario Galaxy 2: best game this generation, best game of all time..

This hot garbage of an article screams for controversy & hits..
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Nutsack  +   971d ago
SMG2 best game this gen? Debatable, not a given.

SMG2 best game of all time? ROFL!

Are you gaming since this gen or something?
ps360wiihdera  +   971d ago
Judging by your reply you know nothing of Super Mario Galaxy 2 so why don't you stfu and go "rofl" someplace else, nutsack..
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kikizoo  +   971d ago
"SMG2 best game this gen? Debatable, not a given.

SMG2 best game of all time? ROFL! "

if i'ts "debatable" for this gen (but sure, it's not, since we have so much better games), it's debatable for all time (as a gamer since atari 2600, i can't deny the fact that gaming had never be better than this gen...it's just logical and technic progression : more money + better hardware = better games)
Nutsack  +   971d ago
@ Ps360wiihdera

I own a Wii, got SMG1, 2, play since the early days of consoles and played more then you could ever imagine playing. Maybe you should be more polite and respect that Wii and SMG2 isn't god and certainly not 'of all times' that sounds just like Wiiboy fansh!t.

@ Kikizoo

Depends on what you define as 'best gaming this gen'. Its not all about highest resolution, sharpest textures. At heart its about gameplay and gameplay has seen better days IMO. Today its a lot of shooters, another shooter and little creativity as big budgets demands big names only. Actually I liked the time period 1993 till about roughly 2002 the best in the games it brought.

Actually there are games with deeper gameplay and more creativity with less resources often.
Stinky_Fish  +   971d ago
It isnt debatable

Its in the conversation
Lucretia  +   971d ago
Um Ps360wiiHDera

u obviously must only own that game and a wii.

because even the wii has better games than that. its an insult to the wii line-up to even say what you did
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Lucretia  +   971d ago
stop whining, its clear you haven't played many games. and it is ur opinion, but *shrugs, its called disagree with ur opinion
Smashbro29  +   971d ago
It's quite debatable if we're gonna talk Wii only.
Megaman_nerd  +   971d ago
I have to say I was kinda stunned when i realized it, but Mario games have suffered from bad camera controls since they moved to 3D platforming. And camera is just something you can't get wrong, especially in a game about precise jumps in a 3D environment. I mean, look at Sonic! His games have been cursed with bad camera for over a decade, and we never let it slip. We knew they were bad games and we said so.

And then there are the changes between each game, or lack of thereof. In Sunshine, you get a nozzle with 4 abilities: clean stuff that is dirty, hover, jump higher, and run faster. "More jumping" is hardly a power-up in a game that is already about jumping and "getting to places faster and allowing longer jumps" (again, more jumping) isn't either. Hovering was an interesting addition, I'll give it that.

And then there are the galaxy games, which 'innovate' by doing what flash games have been doing since the dawn of time: adding small planet-like thingies you can run around. Aaaaand that's pretty much it. Not to mention the difficulty was severely downplayed, with 90% of stages being a breeze to go through.
ReservoirDog316  +   971d ago
SMG2 felt too samey to me when compared to SMG1. Like it felt like it was SMG1.5 and it didn't have the almost....Disney-like magical quality too it that SMG1 had. The storybook was one of my favorite things about 1 but it all felt so constricted in 2.

Was it really good? Of course! But it didn't touch SMG1's greatness to me.
Titanz  +   971d ago
Super Mario 2 is so much better than its predecessor
From Yoshi's IR tongue control, to great level designs - it's a completely different (and way bettter) game than SMG 1.
DA_SHREDDER  +   971d ago
You mean Super Mario World? Dude, Mario is the best platformer ever!
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MoFo1111  +   971d ago
tweet75  +   971d ago
ive never got so much pleasure from a game in many years than when i played through mario galaxy 2
brettyd  +   971d ago
I enjoyed the first one. Even my ex gf was hooked and she doesnt like anything. I have yet to play 2 but definetly will eventually.
VanillaBear  +   971d ago
It's good but the first one was the best that was the one which made you go "OMG what a direction they've took Mario in", I just felt like the second one was more of the same and because it was Mario is was a win.....plus the fdact they even said most of the levels in SMG2 were levels they didn't put in the first game

I don't know...I just felt like since it was Mario it got a better score.....if any other franchise got a game which were mostly cut levels from the first game and was more of the same then it would be marked down for it, it's one of the number one things a reviewer would comment on.
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LoaMcLoa  +   971d ago
To me, SMG2 just felt like a big DLC. Still very good though.

But I still rank the first one as the best game of all time :)
from the beach  +   971d ago
I totally agree with this article, SMG-2 was like more of the same and its new power-ups, Yoshi, supposed higher difficulty level all disappointed.

Seems quite a few people here agree!
Stinky_Fish  +   971d ago
By far the best game of the gen, it isnt even close
Instigator  +   971d ago
Because it's ace. It has better level design than most Mario titles, and ideas in abundance. It doesn't matter how similar it is to the first game, because a Mario game is judged by the two aforementioned factors more than anything, and SMG2 is just better than SMG in that regard.
Sgt_Slaughter  +   971d ago
Maybe this game is in the Top 20 of all time but not No.1. Half Life 2 holds that title IMO.
Horny  +   971d ago
Im probably going to get a lot of hate for this but I would say Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction and Crack in Time were just as much fun.
I enjoyed all 4 games so there is no clear winner for me.
helghast102  +   971d ago
Honestly, no idea, it's one of the few games I have on my Wii and.. ehh.. it's not that great.
At all.
Smashbro29  +   971d ago
It was praised because it gave real gamers who bought a Wii the chance to buy a good game.

It's just such a solid experience. The best game? It's not even the best Mario game but its damn good.

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